September 12, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
On June 5, 2011, Macedonia held parliamentary elections. The outcome confirmed the fears of many observers, analysts, and democracy advocates that the ruling VMRO-DUI government coalition (both ultra-nationalist parties) will remain in power for the next four years with dire consequences for the future of Macedonia. Over the last four years, the government strongly protected nationalist projects and ethnic alliances, rather than the rule of law. The re-elected government has already shown disrespect for the rule of law, democracy, civil society, human rights, and freedom of speech in its earliest actions, which jeopardizes Macedonia’s attempt to accede to the European Union.
June 27, 2011 // 10:00am — 3:00pm
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.
March 10, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
As part of their program of "national revival," the Government of the Republic of Macedonia has embarked on a program of "antiquization" to lay claim to the legacy of Alexander the Great—in ways that resemble a longer process of antiquization in Greece, and which contribute to tensions between the two countries. This paper reviews the debate over antiquization within the Republic, focusing in particular on the robust critiques offered by a range of dissidents who risk being labeled as "dissidents" or "traitors." It then explores the similarities between the Republic's present and Greece's recent and more distant past, in which scholars and activists who questioned assumptions of cultural continuity and national purity have faced sanctions ranging from stalled career paths to lawsuits and death threats.
March 27, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Speakers: Her Excellency Ljubica Acevska, former Ambassador and former Wilson Center Public Policy ScholarDr. Andre Gerolymatos, Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C. Chair in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (Canada)
January 17, 2008 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Naum Panovski, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Performance and Society, Rhode Island College
The Process of National Identity Formation among the Macedonian-Speaking Muslims of Western Macedonia
May 02, 2007 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Marcin Lubas,Fulbright Fellow, The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Smiles from the Southern Balkans: Tracking Long-Term EU Prospects in Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania
December 13, 2006 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
John Lampe, Professor of History, University of Maryland and Wilson Center Senior Scholar
The Challenges Confronting Macedonia: The Negotiations on the Future of Kosovo and Impending Parliamentary Elections
January 19, 2006 // 8:30am — 9:30am
Dr. Vasil Tupurkovski, President of the Democratic Alternative and Professor of Law, Skopje, Macedonia
June 16, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Ilinka Mitreva, Foreign Minister of Macedonia. Video of this event is available here.
February 09, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
P. Terrence Hopmann, Professor of Political Science, Brown University and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow